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Collection Overview

Collector:
Princeton University. and Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Arts and Culture in Cuba
Repository:
Latin American Ephemera Collections
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/8623hx825
Dates:
1963-2008
Size:
4 boxes, 1 reel, and 3.3 linear feet
Storage Note:
review: Box 1-4
Language:
Spanish; Castilian

Abstract

This collection consists mostly of pamphlets and a few serial titles related to various aspects of the arts and culture in Cuba.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

This collection consists mostly of pamphlets and a few serial titles related to various aspects of the arts and culture in Cuba. Most of them were published in Cuba between 1990 and 2008. The material was organized into seven different subject categories. A small number of items related to education in Cuba, and to the use of Esperanto, were also incorporated into the collection. Within subject categories, items were arranged in alphabetical order by title.

Collection Creator Biography:

The Princeton University Library has developed numerous collections of Latin American ephemera that are unique in their depth and scope. Privileging the popular voices of the region, the collections document numerous political and social movements, and a wide variety of key socioeconomic and cultural developments. Some particularly well-documented topics are grassroots organizing, human rights, electoral politics, indigenous issues, women and gender issues, youth, the environment, health, education, and religion. Types of primary materials collected include pamphlets, non-commercially produced and distributed serials, flyers, posters, working papers, government publications, and other non-traditional formats. Most of the documentation in the collections was produced after the mid 1960s by Latin American nongovernmental organizations of all types, interest groups, political parties, research institutes, and government agencies. The intensive collecting of ephemera was initiated by Barbara Hadley Stein, the University's first Bibliographer for Latin America, Spain and Portugal (1966-1977). She sought to document some of the major political developments of the period, including the rise to power of military dictatorships, coup d'états, the institutionalization of the Cuban Revolution, and the popular responses to those developments. Her successor, Peter T. Johnson (1977-2003), expanded the geographic and thematic scope of the collections and systematized the process of organizing, cataloging, and preserving them. Intensive collecting in this area continues to this date. Over the years, materials have been grouped and organized by country or region, and by topic or subject area. Once collections are fully organized, they are cataloged and microfilmed. A complete list of collections appears in the Guide to the Princeton University Latin American Microfilm Collection (Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1993) and subsequent supplements. Many of the collections' finding aids are available online. Original print materials have been preserved in many cases.

Collection History

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by David Michael Ponce and Gabrielle Winkler in 2009. The finding aid was written by Gabrielle Winkler in 2009.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The Latin American ephemera collections are open for research use.

Microfilm can be consulted in Microforms Service, Firestone Library (http://firestone.princeton.edu/microforms/).

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Photocopies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.

Credit this material:

Arts and Culture in Cuba; Latin American Ephemera Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/8623hx825
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-5964

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Alternative Form Available:

MICROFILM 12505

MICROFILM (Master printing copy. Available for reproduction only.)

Related Material:

Researchers are encouraged to consult Princeton University Library's Finding Aids Site at http://diglib.princeton.edu/ead/, as well as the Guide to the Princeton University Latin American Microfilm Collections and its supplements.

Additional material related to the subjects addressed in this collection may also be found in the following collection: Culture in Cuba. Princeton University Libraries microfilm collection. Supplement 2.

Subject Terms:
Arts --Cuba.
Arts, Cuban.
Cuba --Intellectual life.
Cuban literature.
Esperanto --Cuba.
Performing arts --Cuba.
Popular culture --Cuba.
Places:
Cuba